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Ideas for an Equitable Leeds – Sign Up for the First Seminar Now

Added: 26/01/2022

A bi-weekly seminar series presented by Voluntary Action Leeds and Leeds ACTS! –  acknowledging, challenging and exploring solutions to rising inequalities in Leeds.

Each of these online lunchtime seminars, hosted by Peg Alexander, will address an area of inequality:

  • Money
  • Food
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Housing
  • Education, Skills & Employment
  • Environment & Greenspace

You’ll hear from two speakers, one providing input from an academic perspective and one providing a community perspective. After the speakers give a brief introduction to the topic, Peg will open up a Q&A session between attendees and the speakers, seeking to identify one or two key actions the city should undertake to reduce the causes of that inequality.

At the end of the series we’ll be sharing a report outlining the key outcomes of the seminars.


Sign Up Now for our First Seminar!

The first seminar, Money and Inequality, will take place on Wednesday 9 February 12noon – 1pm via Zoom.

We will be hearing from Reinhard Huss from the UBI Lab at the University of Leeds on Universal Basic Income and Sarah Duffy, manager of GIPSIL’s Advice Service for the last 20 years. Sarah chairs the regional Welfare Rights Group and facilitates the Leeds based Jobcentre Plus Liaison meeting and has a keen interest in social policy.

Please note Nick Morgan from Chapeltown CAB will unfortunately no longer be able to attend this session.

We hope you will join us over the lunch hour as we come together as a city to discuss the challenge of rising inequalities and how we can work towards a more equitable city.


Dates for your diary

Every seminar will be held between 12noon & 1pm and we’ll be sharing further details soon.

In the meantime, if you would like to express an interest in attending, please email and we will contact you with the details as soon as they are available.

  • Wednesday 23 February
  • Wednesday 9 March
  • Wednesday 23 March
  • Wednesday 6 April
  • Wednesday 20 April




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